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Clin Rheumatol. 1998;17(4):357-8.

Unilateral sacroiliitis as an unusual complication of acupuncture.

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Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Abstract

Septic sacroiliitis is an uncommon disease and is rarely reported as a complication of acupuncture. We present a case of unilateral septic sarcoiliitis, which developed as a complication of acupuncture because of failure to sterilise the skin properly before treatment. Bone scan and computed tomography were positive for sacroiliitis. After a course of antibiotics with oxacillin for 6 weeks, the condition was completely improved. This case report stresses the importance of sterilisation procedures before acupuncture therapy.

PMID:
9776126
DOI:
10.1007/bf01451023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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